Competitions

Categories

Image submissions can be entered in each of the 3 categories.

Traditional (Colour)

 Images depict the subject matter in a realistic, objective manner as seen by the photographer. Images have little post-production other than some cropping, straightening and colour (contrast and saturation) work done to improve the photographic presentation of the subject. Long exposure and minimal (realistic) HDR techniques are accepted in this category. Heavily manipulated images must be entered in the ‘Altered Reality’ category. Think “digital correction” for this category.

Black and White / Monochrome

Images depict the subject matter in a realistic, objective manner as seen by the photographer. By removing the range of colour, an image is left with basic lines, textures and forms. Find a subject that has any or all of these elements as well as good contrast and you will have a great black and white image. For this category, any monochrome image is acceptable – black and white, sepia, blue tone etc. Long exposure techniques are also accepted in this category. Heavily manipulated images must be entered in the ‘Altered Reality’ category.

Altered Reality

Manipulate your own photographs to create surreal, abstract, impressionistic, or unrealistic images.  Experiment with either in-camera or post processing software using special effects, montages, collages, composites, heavy HDR, or any other technique. There is no limit to what you can do! Be creative, but at the same time try to make your image look less like it might belong in the Traditional category. If you think in terms of “artistic” – that’s the image we’re looking for. Think “digital manipulation – creating art” for this category.

Clinics

The clinics the Saskatoon Camera Club hold (4 times a year) give the members a chance to select a prints or digital images to be evaluated and given constructive comments.

Who gives the constructive comments?
The members comment on the work.

Why select topics?
You need a common topic to aim at. So topics are selected to give you a goal to achieve in your photograph.

Timeline of Clinics
Entries are submitted on the dates designated in the Club Calendar (usually the 3rd Tuesday of the month) and critiqued on the last Tuesday of the month.

How many photos can I submit?
A total of 2 entries can be entered each clinic in any of the following categories:

Prints:
Traditional (Color)
Monochrome
Altered Reality (Creative)

Digitally Projected:
Traditional (Color)
Monochrome
Altered Reality (Creative)

EMAIL DIGITAL ENTRIES & A COPY OF THE PRINT ENTRY TO:  submissions@saskatooncameraclub.com

Summer Fun and Field Trip

  • Entries must be taken during the September club field trip or summer fun trips
  • Digital and Prints, mounted (mat optional)
  • Limits: 1 Digital Submission for Summer Fun, 1 Digital Submission for Field Trip, 1 Print Submission for Summer Fun, 1 Print Submission for Field Trip (Total of 4 images)
  • Can be color or black & white
  • No creative/altered reality
  • All print categories are judged together and follow the same size rules as in the Guidelines for Prints
  • Members select the winners
  • EMAIL DIGITAL ENTRIES TO:  submissions@saskatooncameraclub.com

Fall & Spring Competitions

Fall Competition:  ‘Scapes / People / Macro-Closeup

Spring Competition: Nature / Action / Minimalism

  • Limit 1 digital image and 1 print per category
  • No altered reality
  • Winners announced at Awards Night

File Names

  • File name must include category, name of image, first & last name.
  • File name must be in the following format:

Category-Title of Image-FirstName LastName.jpg
Example: TT-Vase of Flowers–John Doe.jpg

Category: SC (‘Scapes),  PE (People), MC (Macro-Closeup), NA (Nature), AC (Action), MN (Minimalism)

  • EMAIL DIGITAL ENTRIES TO: submissions@saskatooncameraclub.com

Year-End Competitions

CATEGORIES:

  1. Portrait
  2. Traditional Color
  3. Monochrome
  4. Altered Reality
  • Submit 1 print and/or 1 digital per category
  • Max: 4 prints and 4 digital
  • Prints: Up to 18×24, mounted (mat optional)
  • Digital: use clinic criteria
  • These will be judged by 3 professional judges and retained until the Awards night.

File Names

  • File name must include category, name of image, first & last name.
  • File name must be in the following format:
    Category-Title of Image-FirstName LastName.jpg
    Example
    :  TR-Pelican In Flight–John Doe.jpg
  • Category: PO (Portrait), TR (Traditional Color), BW (B&W / Monochrome), AR (Altered Reality)

Photo Presentation

  • Recommended 4-6 minutes, 7 Minute (max)
  • Digitally projected PowerPoint or Video
  • Judged by 3 Professionals

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